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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:24 AM

9. People left for different reasons.

Many did come for religious reasons or to escape European wars (Puritans, Quakers, French Huguenots, Moravians, Mennonites, etc.). But many came for economic reasons - Dutch, French, Spanish, English traders/looters, etc. Often religion went hand in hand with the trading and looting. Hard to separate them. And many of the "religious" refugees were quite willing to impose THEIR religion on everyone else around them, including native Americans. It is impossible to separate all of the reasons people came to North America, just as it is today, and it is safe to say that few came for completely altruistic reasons.

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